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Innovation and Economic Growth

Researchers today are trying to understand how information technology affects innovation, productivity, and economic growth while studying the impact of political and legal ground rules. Academics featured here are looking at the potential to create jobs and keep policymakers aware of emerging trends in technology.

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Stanford Study Uses India to Examine Productivity


Nicholas Bloom
Source: Indus Business Journal
February 7, 2011
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Carl Shapiro Critiques the FTC’s Withdrawal of 2020 Vertical Merger Guidelines

UC Berkeley economics professor Carl Shapiro argues that the Federal Trade Commission’s withdrawal of its 2020 Vertical Merger Guidelines relies on specious economic arguments regarding elimination of double marginalization.

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Health Information Technology

“Health Information Technology” or Health IT encompasses a wide range of hardware and software products used by patients, doctors, pharmacies, hospitals, insurers or other participants in the healthcare ecosystem to process and store data and communications related to health care.

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What Can Machine Learning Do? Workforce Implications

Some predict that machine learning (ML) will replace human workers. However, ML’s economic effects will be more complex, and a new framework is needed to understand how ML will affect incomes, demand, and wages.

By: Erik Brynjolfsson, Tom Mitchell